Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Blade for a Sword (Katana)

Date:
17th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
L. of blade 36 in. (91.5 cm); L. of cutting edge 27 15/16 in. (70.9 cm); D. of curvature 1/2 in. (1.2 cm)
Classification:
Sword Blades
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.1663a–d
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade: 越後守包貞 (Echigo no Kami Kanesada) (Kanesada, the Governor of Echigo).
George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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